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Watch: New Trailer For 'Red 2' Reminds You That This Movie Is Still Happening

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 12:23 PM
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Oh right. "Red 2." Sorry, entirely forgot about you there buddy. So is "Red" a franchise ready to play with big boys of summer? Summit seems to think so and even though there really wasn't much need for a sequel, "Red 2" is happening, and it's real and here is a new trailer to remind you of that.

A Good Day To Sequel Hard: First Trailer For 'Red 2' Pits Bruce Willis Against Helen Mirren

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2013 8:52 PM
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Okay, we get why there's a sequel to "Red" -- it made just under $200 million worldwide. But seriously, do you remember anything about that movie? Have you been itching for a sequel? In what might be the most unnecessary sequel of 2013 (and yes, that includes "300: Rise Of An Empire"), "Red 2" is coming.

Venice Review: 'Linhas De Wellington' Is A Handsome But Middling Tribute To The Late Raúl Ruiz

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 4, 2012 1:37 PM
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If you had to pick the final film to be completed after a forty-year career of over one hundred films, you’d certainly hope for one as masterful as “Mysteries Of Lisbon,” the four-hour 2010 epic that proved to be the last completed directorial effort from Chilean-born, French-settled filmmaker Raúl Ruiz. An internationally acclaimed Portugese-language costume drama, it’s one of the richest films of the last few years, and one that certainly served as a fitting crowning accomplishment.

Review: 'Drunkboat' Features A Compelling One-Two Acting Punch In A Weightless Stagebound Adaptation

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 11, 2012 6:59 PM
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At the start of “Drunkboat,” Mort Gleason (John Malkovich) is abandoned at the bottom of a bottle, reduced to a near-catatonic stupor. He’s a forty-something drunken layabout who’ll either be seen wearing a mop on his bald pate for laughs, or lying on the floor passed out as the mop wears him. To say he has no memory of his family is to give him too much credit – the randomly erudite screwup is more often staring quizzically at his friends and enemies as if his reaction time was Cro-Magnon.

Armie Hammer, Ben Kingsley, John Malkovich, Michael Sheen & Teresa Palmer Join Crime Thriller 'Cut Bank'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2012 12:39 PM
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Landing a script on the Black List doesn't necessarily mean your movie will get made right away (please see the forever-developing "Prisoners" as a hot script stuck at the starting gates) but it does mean that when the ball gets rolling, top talent is going to swarm. And for Roberto Patino, his 2009 script for "Cut Bank" has rounded up a helluva cast.

Raul Ruiz's Widow Takes Over His Film 'The Lines Of Wellington' Starring John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve & Isabelle Huppert

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2012 2:37 PM
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Last summer, the cinema world lost the great, prolific and distinctive filmmaker Raul Ruiz. Probably best known to contemporary audiences for "The Mysteries Of Lisbon," the Cannes winner has in the middle of preparations for his next film, "The Lines Of Wellington," which was set to center around the Battle Of Bussaco in 1810 and the French invasion of Portugal. Well, fans will be relieved to know the movie is still happening.

John Malkovich Set To Join Jonathan Levine's Zombies Picture 'Warm Bodies'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 8, 2011 11:57 AM
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Director Jonathan Levine’s cancer comedy “50/50” must have honchos quite happy over at Summit; we broke the news way back that the studio would be behind his existential zombie movie, “Warm Bodies,” and the casting on this one continues to be on a par with that of his recent effort for them.

John Malkovich Is Getting A 'Siberian Education'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2011 2:20 AM
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John Malkovich is anything but predictable. Who would've thought that the two time Oscar nominee for "In The Line Of Fire" and "Places In The Heart," the memorable star of such films as "The Killing Fields," "Dangerous Liasons" and of course, "Being John Malkovich" would wind up as an eccentric throwaway bit player in Michael Bay's "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon"? (And wind up being the best thing about the movie in the process). Even though the actor has been taking some steps toward the mainstream lately with middling results -- "Red," "Jonah Hex," "Beowulf" -- and slumming it in C-pictures like "Eragon" and "Mutant Chronicles" (geez, who do you owe money to?) it looks like the thesp is lining up something worth his talent.

Jesse Peretz Lines Up Catherine Keener & John Malkovich For 'What's This S%^@ Called Love?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 1, 2011 4:08 AM
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Director Jesse Peretz is moving quickly to capitalize on the Sundance success of "My Idiot Brother." The film, starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley Knight and Janet Montgomery, played to strong reviews in Park City (including one from us) and was snapped up by The Weinstein Company for a figure said to be between $6-7 million. Clearly, the helmer is on a big upswing and he's already eyeing his next picture.

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